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Turkey, Bacon and Lentil Soup by
Serves:  4
Ingredients: Turkey, Bacon and Lentil Soup
400g can chopped tomatoes
400g can green lentils, drained
125g cooked turkey, shredded into bite size pieces
1 very small onion, finely chopped
4 rashers bacon, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 carrot, finely diced
1 stick celery, finely diced
1 Tbsp oil
750ml vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
Crusty bread to serve
• Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the onion and fry until soft.
• Add the bacon and continue frying for three minutes.
• Next add the garlic, carrot and celery, then fry for a further minute.
• Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock, bay leaf and lentils, simmer for 10 minutes.
• When the vegetables are cooked, discard the bay leaf, remove half the soup and liquidise to a smooth consistency.
• Return the liquidised soup to the pan.
• Stir in the cooked turkey and heat through, adjusting the consistency of the soup with more stock if necessary.
Using canned lentils saves times as there is no need to soak overnight.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
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